Research Areas:
Applied Microeconomics, Environmental Economics, Environmental Human Rights

Conference and Invited Presentations:
Please see my conference and other presentations.

Refereed Journal Articles:
"Virtual Water and an EKC for Water Pollution," with Alexi Thompson, Water Resources Management, 31, 2017.

"Constitutionalizing Environmental Rights: A Practical Guide" with Josh Gellers (University of North Florida), Journal of Human Rights Practice, 2017.

"Do Constitutions Matter? The Effects of Constitutional Environmental Rights Provisions on Environmental Outcomes," with Lanse Minkler (UConn), Kyklos, 69(2), 2016.

"An Empirical Analysis of Fatal Crimes against Environmental and Land Activists," with Alexi Thompson, Economics Bulletin, 2016.

"On the Temporal Effects of Static Constitutional Environmental Rights Provisions on Access to Improved Sanitation Facilities and Water Sources," Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, 7(1), 2016.

"Employment Booms and Busts Stemming from Nonrenewable Resource Extraction," International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 5(3), 2015.

"Hydraulic Fracturing and the Constitutional Human Right to Water in Pennsylvania," Pennsylvania Economic Review, 21(2), 2014.

"Preference-Directed Regulation When Ethical Environmental Policy Choices Are Formed With Limited Information," Empirical Economics, 46(2), 2013.

"On the Natural and Economic Difficulties to Fulfilling the Human Right to Water Within a Neoclassical Economics Framework," with Farhed Shah, Review of Social Economy, 71(1), 2013.

"Constitutional Environmental Human Rights in India: Negating a Negating Statement," Inclusive: A Journal of the Kolkata Centre for Contemporary Studies, 1(2), 2012, PDF.

"Information, Choice and Political Consumption: Human Rights in the Checkout Lane," with Lyle Scruggs, Shareen Hertel, Samuel J. Best, Human Rights Quarterly, 33(4), 2011.

Refereed Book Chapters:
"Implementing Substantive Constitutional Environmental Rights: A Quantitative Assessment of Current Practices Using Benchmark Rankings," with Josh Gellers (University of North Florida) in Erin Daly and James May, eds., Implementing Environmental Constitutionalism, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).

"Economic and Social Rights Research: The Quantitative State of Affairs," in the Edward Elgar Handbook of Globalization and Development, edited by Kenneth Reinert (forthcoming).

"Constitutional Environmental Human Rights: A Descriptive Analysis of 142 National Constitutions," in Lanse Minkler, ed. The State of Economic and Social Human Rights: A Global Overview, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, PDF.
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"Implementation of the Human Right to Social Security Around the World: A Preliminary Analysis of National Social Protection Laws," with Lyle Scruggs and Christian Zimmermann, in Lanse Minkler, ed. The State of Economic and Social Human Rights: A Global Overview, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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Papers Under Review, Working Papers, and Work in Progress:
"Abortion and Property Crime: What Becomes of the Mothers?," with Alexi Thompson (under review).

"Procedural Environmental Rights and Environmental Justice: Assessing the Impact of Environmental Constitutionalism," with Josh Gellers (under review).

Nontechnical Publications and Reports:
"An Economist's Musings on Constitutions and the Environment," Department of Economics Alumni Newsletter, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2013, PDF.

"Agriculture in Connecticut," with Marilyn Altobello, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Newsletter, University of Connecticut, Summer 2011, PDF.

"Should We Top Up the Winemaker's Cup?" with Dennis Heffey and Jeremy Jelliffe, The Connecticut Economy, Summer 2010, PDF.

"Fast-Tracking the Due Diligence Process," with Alex Sutton, Asset Based Finance Journal, May/June 2010, PDF.

"Connecticut Agriculture, 2007-2008," with Rigoberto Lopez, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Newsletter, University of Connecticut, April 2010, PDF.

"The People's Budget Report: Preliminary Findings," Human Rights Budget Group c/o National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI), December 2010.

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